LESS - Data-uri Function


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Description

Data uri is uniform resource identifier (URI) schema which inlines a resource in webpages. The node uses mime package to control the right MIME type when the MIME type is not given.

Parameter

  • url − Inline the url of the file.

  • mimetype − MIME type string.

Example

The following example demonstrates the use of data uri function in the LESS file −

misc_example.htm

<!doctype html>
   <head>
      <link rel = "stylesheet" href = "style.css" type = "text/css" />
   </head>

   <body>
      <h2>Welcome to TutorialsPoint</h2>
   </body>
</html>

Next, create the style.less file.

style.less

body {
   background: data-uri('startup.jpg');
}

You can compile the style.less file to style.css by using the following command −

lessc style.less style.css

Execute the above command; it will create the style.css file automatically with the following code −

style.css

body {
   background: url('startup.jpg');
}

Output

Follow these steps to see how the above code works −

  • Save the above html code in the misc_example.htm file.

  • Open this HTML file in a browser, the following output will get displayed.

Less Misc Functions
less_misc_functions.htm
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